Cloudflare Orbit launches a security solution for IoT devices

Cloudflare Orbit, a newly launched security solution for IoT devices. It’s a network solution that creates a secure and authenticated connection between an IoT device and its origin server. Orbit basically adds a buffer between devices and the Internet of Things.

Cloudflare is a content delivery network that promises speed and security for websites.

A major benefit of Cloudflare Orbit is that it blocks remote code execution and malicious threats across IoT devices at the network level rather than the device level. By keeping bad requests from getting to the devices, Orbit prevents them from leaking data or launching DDoS attacks. Kate Conger of TechCrunch wrote in an article that Cloudflare Orbit is “an alternative approach to the patch system currently used to secure IoT devices”.

A primary use case of Cloudflare Orbit’s solution is ‘securing connected cars’ where the threat is that an attacker might tirelessly control the car via the Internet.

Other benefits Cloudflare Orbit promises include:

1. Cost-effective firmware updates for IoT devices directly from cache

2. Compression & performance optimizations to reduce data transmission

3. Secure & authenticated data transfer


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